I was born in 1972, at Lake Grace, a small farming community in the wheat-belt of Western Australia. My first memories were of shimmering salt flats, stunning subtle colour and objects in isolation. These influences produce images which are often minimalistic and sometimes have a surreal edge to them. I now live and work in Esperance, and after over 20 years of consistent painting my work has developed a unique style, which has been described as having ‘poetic serene quality’. Introduced to oils as a student, I have rarely strayed to other mediums, relishing the sensual quality of the paint and the ability to employ it in a sculptural form. I have always been drawn to and inspired by impressionistic styles of painting, delighting in the collision of thick full strokes that smack up against each other in shock.
From a young age I have had a close relationship with art and literature, as my family had interests and employment in art, photography, music and engineering. I was also Influenced by an almost painterly impressionist style and inspired by the work of Australian artists Hugh Ramsay, Sidney Long among others such as Austria’s Gustav Klimt.